So you have heard from God and made the decision to turn your life around! The Spirit has spoken and you have listened from the inside – out! The message inside your heart will change the outside of your life! Now that you are heading away from the destructive patterns of the world and toward the constructive plans of Heaven – what should you expect?
When we repent, change, u-turn or 180, then we can expect God to show up in big ways! God wants to do an amazing work to you and through you!
First – we can look for REFRESHING! I talk to people every day about life stuff and have discovered that most people are tired, frustrated, discouraged and just plain weak from the blows that life has dealt them. We all need and long for refreshing! Refreshing is not something that we can do for ourselves. Refreshing is the work of God. You can open your life to it, but God has to do the work. When we repent, we open our lives to the refreshing work of the Holy Spirit. God comes into our tired, frustrated and discouraged lives and strengthens us with power, hope and encouragement.
Second – God will provide RESTORATION! This is an amazing and beautiful gift from God. Often times as we live our lives and make mistakes, we will later discover that our mistakes were not cheap, in fact they often costs us so much more than we ever dreamed we would have to pay. But God is more than faithful and when we repent, He begins to put back together the broken pieces of our lives. Your life may seem like a big ole mess, but it is never to big of a mess for God. In fact God specializes in taking the impossible and making it possible! Just trust Him and do what you know you need to do!
Third – God will bring REVIVAL! God has a whole new spiritual place that He wants to take you. He has things that He wants to show you that will change your life for all eternity. God wants to grow you from the inside-out and enable you to do awesome and mighty things for Him and His glory.
Make sure that you have made the turn away from self and go running just as fast as you can into the open arms of a loving Heavenly Father! You will be glad, so glad that you did – as you experience His refreshing, restoration and revival!